To jump-start growth, flip priorities

R “Ray” Wang recommends flipping company priorities to jump-start growth in his recent HBR article. The punishing forces of quarter-to-quarter performance expectations have forced business leaders to scramble for short-term profit gains at the long-term expense of the organization.  Because of those short-term bets and strategic pivots, organizations are struggling to meet ever-changing customer needs, are challenged to […]

Visualize this: Tableau nearly doubled its revenue in 2013

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Data visualization specialist Tableau has been killing it since its initial public offering in May, and the company’s most recent earnings statement proves it. Tableau earned $81.5 million in revenue during the fourth quarter — a 95 percent year-over-year increase — and $232.4 million for the entire year, an 82 percent…

Going Digital and Back Again

From analog to digital to somewhere in between… Companies are testing how to exploit their digital assets and insights to create real-world, tangible new products. Think about how Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talks about the Netflix transformation into a live-action studio: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” So […]

Aggregating Value

Peter Kim has a short post describing the guiding principle of : Aggregate or Be Aggregated Peter writes: “Functional integration of ecosystems is emerging as the path towards maximizing value creation within our increasingly digital world. To own an industry leadership position, you need to own the experience. Aggregate or be aggregated. Keep this in […]

Creating Value from Information Assets

To Facebook, you’re worth about $81. Your friendships are worth $0.62 per connection. Each “Like” or post is worth about $.03. When added up, information generated from your (and all other Facebook users’)  friendships, likes, posts and pages accounted for $68B in Facebook’s planned IPO. From the WSJ post on how Facebook creates and values […]